Dead Sea Scrolls

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  1. Dr. Bob

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    Just spent the day with Dr. Peter Flint from Trinity Western U (in BC). He did intensive work translating the Psalms form the Dead Sea Scrolls and has written a number of books on them.

    What a joy. He spoke in my church, then in seminar. I bought a couple books of his and will enjoy studying the newest (2002) translation of the 220 Biblical manuscripts.

    His premises were:
    1. This was the greatest archaeological find of the 20th C
    2. Contents of the Bible scrolls verifies accuracy of the 10th C AD Masoretic text
    3. Parallel phrasing in the 650 non-biblical manuscripts with words of Jesus and disciples
    4. Contain great information on early Judaism and early Christianity

    Anyone else heard/read this brother?

    Thoughts on the benefit of the DSS?
     
  2. Trotter

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    I've never heard of him, but I have read on the scrolls quite a bit.

    Originally I used the scrolls as a basis for a 6th grade speech on carbon dating, in which I then used the evidence to prove that dinosaurs were millions of years old (proving evolution). So much for the public school system...

    I see the scrolls as a vindication of the Bible-believing community as to our belief that God's word today is the same God's word given way back when. There are plenty of yahoos trying to prove otherwise...

    In Christ,
    Trotter
     
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  4. Daniel Dunivan

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    I think it is very interesting to see how other persons from roughly the same time as the earliest Christians interpreted OT texts. Also, I do think the scrolls have implications for understanding the development of the canon, e.g. the long and short forms of Jeremiah.

    Grace and Peace, Danny ;)
     

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